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Another U.S. Proxy Force Defeated By Islamic State in Syria – Incompetent Training or Intent?

Moon of Alabama - The military has again failed in one of the training programs it runs in support of fighting the Islamic State in Syria. Earlier training missions had failed to create competent and willing forces. Supplies for supported forces ended on the black markets or directly in the…
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State Department Hid Key Hillary Clinton Email on Benghazi from Judicial Watch

JUDICIAL WATCH (Washington, DC) – The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September ; If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden…
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US Trains New Syria “Rebels”, State Dept Ends Clinton Emails Probe & 5 Other “Not April Fools”

WTF NEWS - Friday, American officials revealed multiple pieces of information important to the changing geopolitical situation while the internet seemed to take a break from alternative news for April Fools Day and the weekend. Many of the new revelations were disclosed during a press briefing for Operation Inherent Resolve,…
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Pentagon Orders Hundreds Of Military Families To Evacuate Turkey

ZERO HEDGE Has the US finally had enough of its "ally" Turkey and Erdogan?   Moments ago the DOD announced that the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, has authorized the ordered departure of all DoD dependents not assigned to Chief of Mission authority from Adana (to…
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Terror Attacks Target Brussels Airport, Metro Near European Union, 15 Dead, Almost 100 Wounded

ZERO HEDGE Just four months after the tragic attacks in Paris, Europe was once again the epicenter of a terrorist mass murder, when several deadly explosions this morning rocked Brussels, first hitting the international airport and then a metro station near the European Union institutions, resulting in dozens of casualties…
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State Dept Estimates Almost 2 Years for FOIA Answers on American Reporter Murdered in Syria War

The Department of State estimates December 2017, almost 2 years, is the earliest it can complete WTF News' Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in relation to the murder of American reporter Serena Shim. WTF News submitted a FOIA request to the State Department to release information on the events…
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Spain Seized 20,000 Islamic State Uniforms Smuggled to Syria, Iraq Marked as Humanitarian Aid

WTF NEWS - Spain's Policía Nacional announced that officials had seized approximately 20,000 military uniforms being smuggled to Syria and Iraq for the Islamic State, in a statement posted to the agency's website on Friday. The camouflage fatigues were discovered inside boxes marked as humanitarian aid during inspections by customs…
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Turkey Bombs Reporters in Syria and 7 Other Times Press Targeted for Investigating Islamic State

WTF NEWS - Another incident has been reported in Turkey's campaign to stop journalists from reporting on the proxy war in Syria. 1. Feb 29 2016: Journalists come under attack near Syria-Turkey border region Earlier this week, a team of foreign journalists was wounded by artillery fire while reporting on…
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Turkey: Court Says Reporters Wrongly Arrested For Exposing Spy Agency Weapons Shipments to Syria

WTF NEWS - The top court in Turkey has decided that the government violated the rights of two popular newspaper editors who were arrested on terrorism charges for reporting on a weapons shipment to Syria by Turkey's MIT spy agency. Cumhuriyet Daily Editors Can Dundar and Erdem Gul were arrested…
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US Now Controlling Airfield in Kurdish Syria – Reports

AL MASDAR A spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has told Al-Jazeera that US troops have taken control of the Rmeilan airfield in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah. This is supposedly to assist the mostly Kurdish SDF in their fight against ISIS. The airfield would become the first US-controlled…
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Islamic State Claims Libya Police Center Bombing, 47 Killed, 100 Wounded

REUTERS Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide truck bombing on a Libyan police training center on Thursday that killed at least 47 people, in the worst such attack since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Islamic State fighters have expanded their presence in the North African state,…
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Protesters In Iran Set Fire To Saudi Embassy After Execution of Shia Cleric Al-Nimr

ZERO HEDGE Earlier today, Saudi Arabia announced it had staged its largest mass execution in 25 ; 43 al-Qaeda conspirators were killed along with 4 Shiites accused of shooting policemen in the anti-government protests which broke out during the Arab Spring. Among the Shiites killed: prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimr. His…
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ISIS Leader Baghdadi Threatens Israel In New Audio Clip, Claims Russia Is Ineffective

ZERO HEDGE Although ISIS releases nearly 40 pieces of propaganda each and every day via the group’s sprawling network of production units located in at least a dozen countries, one person you don’t hear from very often is TIME magazine’s runner-up for “person of the year”, Bakr ; The ISIS…
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Turkey Refuses To Withdraw Troops From Iraq, Threatens Sanctions On Russia

ZERO HEDGE Last Friday, Turkey invaded Iraq. That sounds more dramatic than it actually was. Turkey sent around 150 soldiers and two dozens tanks to Bashiqa, just northeast of Mosul in what Ankara described as an effort to replace an existing contingent of around 90 troops that have supposedly been…
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Russian Navy Sailor Seen Armed With Rocket Launcher After Turkey Stops Cargo Ships In Black Sea

ZERO HEDGE Exactly a week ago, we warned that Turkey does have one trump card when it comes to dealing with an angry Russian bear that’s hell bent on making life miserable for Ankara in the wake of Erdogan’s brazen move to shoot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian…
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US Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Stop “Illegal” War On Assad; Says CIA Syria Ops Must Stop

ZERO HEDGE Last month, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard went on CNN and laid bare Washington’s Syria ; In a remarkably candid interview with Wolf Blitzer, Gabbard calls Washington’s effort to oust Assad “counterproductive” and “illegal” before taking it a step further and accusing the CIA of arming the very same…
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PBS Uses Video of Russian Airstrikes on Islamic State Oil Trucks To Claim U.S. Airstrike Success

MOON OF ALABAMA media can no agree with itself if Russia is giving ISIS an airforce or if Russia pounds ISIS with the biggest bomber raid in decades. Such confusion occurs when propaganda fantasies collide with the observable reality. To bridge such divide requires some fudging. So when the claims…
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Heavy Gunfire During Manhunt For ISIS Paris Attacks Mastermind (VIDEO)

ZERO HEDGE Initially, officials assumed the alleged “mastermind” behind last Friday’s attacks in Paris was already back in ; After all, Abdelhamid Abaaoud had already alluded authorities once this year when, in the wake of the January raid in Verviers, Belgium that killed two of his operatives, the 27-year old…
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Suitcase, Ambulance Bomb Threats Cancel Germany-Netherlands Football Match With Fans in Stadium

ZERO HEDGE Update: AP is now reporting that second stadium in Hanover has been evacuated. From The Telegraph:  Two stadiums in Hannover have been evacuated amid bomb scares at a football match which Angela Merkel was due to attend.   The Germany v Netherlands football match has been cancelled and…
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Putin Confirms Egypt Plane Crash Due To Bomb, Offers $50 Million Reward For Info On Terrorists

ZERO HEDGE The world may have moved on from the tragic terrorist attack that took place just three weeks ago above Egypt's Sinai peninsula, which killed all 224, but for some inexplicable reason Russia refused to admit what was obvious to most from the first minutes since ISIS released a…
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White House, Media Silent One Year After Murder of US Reporter Who Exposed Western Links to ISIS

WTF NEWS One year ago, October 19, American reporter Serena Shim was killed in Turkey while reporting on the heavy battles in the Syrian border city of Kobani. Serena Shim was investigating the thousands of foreign fighters that have crossed the Turkish border to fight in the Syrian proxy war…
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MH17 Report Confirms Missile Damage Despite Missing Key Pieces of Debris, Launch Site Still Unknown

WTF NEWS The Dutch Safety Board has released the results of its investigation into the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was likely shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. The report concludes that the plane broke up in mid-air after a BUK M1 surface-to-air missile exploded…
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Russian Warships Launch Missile Attack On Syrian Targets, Preps For Iran Ground Invasion

ZERO HEDGE In case it wasn’t clear enough what was set to happen soon after the Russian air force had spent a few days softening up anti-regime positions on the ground, allow us to spell it out: with the opposition on the run thanks to five days of aerial bombardment,…
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Syria Trolls Israel, US-Backed Terrorists With Leaflets Warning of Ground War, Russia Airstrikes

WTF NEWS The proxy war in Syria has intensified with the bombing campaign launched by Russia last week. Rumors have recently surfaced of a wider ground war campaign by re-grouped Syrian troops working with Russian Spetsnaz special forces under the watch of Russian airstrikes. Sunday, video from Russian outlet Komsomolskaya…
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Russian jets hit 12 ISIS targets in Syria Tuesday – Russia Defense Ministry

Russian jets hit 12 Islamic State targets in the course of nearly 20 combat flights carried out in Syria on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said. Command centers and training camps were destroyed in the attacks which threw the extremists into panic. "Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 have launched air strikes on…
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Syria: Islamic State cancels Friday prayers in Raqqa, IS capital, because of Russian airstrikes

WTF NEWS Reports out of Syria are confirming that the Islamic State cancelled Friday prayers at multiple locations in Raqqa, the Islamic State capital, because of the danger from Russian airstrikes. The news began to spread Friday morning as more airstrikes targeted the Islamic State, as confirmed by Russian authorities.…
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Russia destroys ISIS command center, training camp in airstrikes against Islamic State (VIDEO)

On Thursday, Russian warplanes stationed in Syria attacked a terrorist training camp and a command center, taking it out with a precision strike launched form an altitude of over 5,000 meters, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The airstrike was one of a dozen conducted by Russia in Syria on Thursday…
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Syria War Propaganda? Aid Groups Use Same Photo to Blame Wounded Child on Assad Then Russia

WTF NEWS The propaganda around the Syria proxy war has intensified since Russia has officially entered the crisis with yesterday's airstrikes. It took less than a day for "news" propaganda to spin the events and condemn the Russians as liars for striking targets not associated with Islamic State. Civilian casualties…
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Propaganda War Begins: Russia’s Syria Strikes Targeted US-Backed “Moderate” Rebels, West Says

ZERO HEDGE With the US having officially lost control of the narrative in Syria now that The Kremlin has called Washington’s bluff on the battle to eradicate ISIS and eliminate the Sunni extremist elements that threaten to wrest control of Syria from President Bashar al-Assad, the only remaining question after…
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SCO Special Forces Boost Fight Against ISIL in Syria, Ready to Team Up With Others

SPUTNIK The Special Forces of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have boosted their joint fight against the Islamic State terrorist organization, the first deputy director from Russia’s Federal Security Service said Friday. The SCO is an international alliance comprising Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. “This work has been going…
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Syria: Goverment carries out rare attacks on ISIS capital

NEW YORK POST Syrian warplanes carried out a wave of airstrikes in the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa, activists said, in rare attacks that coincided with a visit by a UN envoy to Damascus on Thursday. In the country’s south, helicopters dropped barrel bombs that struck a busy marketplace, killing…
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Russia positioning tanks at Syria airfield: U.S. officials claim

REUTERS Russia has positioned about a half dozen tanks at a Syrian airfield where it has been steadily building up defenses, two officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter. One of the officials said seven Russian T-90 tanks were seen at the airfield…
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Syria: Israel Conducts Airstrikes Against Syrian Army Artillery Near Damascus

SPUTNIK The Israeli Air Force has carried out airstrikes against an artillery position of the Syrian Army near the town of Zabadani, around 45 km (28 miles) from Syria's capital Damascus, a military source told Sputnik on Thursday. "Israeli Air Force planes carried out airstrikes at an artillery position belonging…
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Russia sending submarine with ’20 ICBMs and 200 nuclear warheads’ to Syria – report

DEBKA The world’s largest submarine, the Dmitri Donskoy (TK-208), Nato-coded Typhoon, has set sail for the Mediterranean and is destined for the Syrian coast, debkafile reports exclusively from its military and intelligence sources. Aboard the sub are 20 Bulava (NATO-code SS-N-30) intercontinental ballistic missiles with an estimated up to 200…
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Syria: ISIS edges towards the ‘heart’ of Damascus

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants battled Syrian rebel forces in a Damascus neighbourhood on Monday, bringing the jihadists closer than ever to the centre of the capital, a monitoring group said. ISIS militants fought street battles against Islamist rebels in Asali, part of the capital’s southern Qadam…
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Russian Military, Jets Arrive In Syria, Set Forward Operating Base Near Damascus

While military direct intervention by US, Turkish, and Gulf forces over Syrian soil escalates with every passing day, even as Islamic State forces capture increasingly more sovereign territory, in the central part of the country, the Nusra Front dominant in the northwestern region province of Idlib and the official "rebel"…
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Turkey Joins U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

ASSOCIATED PRESS Turkey announced Saturday that its fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria. A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking IS targets late Friday across the border in Syria that were deemed to be…
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Officials Admit ISIS, Like Al-Qaeda, Was A Creation Of US Foreign Policy

LIBERTY BLITZKRIEG Telling Hasan that he had read the document himself, Flynn said that it was among a range of intelligence being circulated throughout the US intelligence community that had led him to attempt to dissuade the White House from supporting these groups, albeit without success.   Despite this, Flynn’s…
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Russia Sends MiG-31 Jets to Syria – report

SPUTNIK Russian officials have not yet confirmed the information. Russia reportedly supplied Syria with supersonic MiG-31 fighter/interceptors, partly fulfilling the bilateral contract of 2007, reported. In 2007, Russia and Syria signed two agreements worth 1 billion dollars for the supply of MiG-29M and MiG-31. The deliveries of the MiG-29M’s are…
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Daesh-bags in Gaza: Bombings target Hamas in ‘professional’ attacks amid ‘fake’ ISIS-linked war

WTF NEWS Image: El Fagr, an Egyptian website reporting A series of six car bombings in Gaza City targeted significant members of Hamas' and Islamic Jihad early Sunday morning. Regional media reports do not have confirmation of any kills the attacks and a varied number wounded. The attacks targeted the…
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ISIS suspected in attack on Turkish town near Syria’s Kobani, at least 30 killed, 100 injured

At least 30 people have been killed and over 100 injured in an explosion that struck a cultural center in the town of Suruc, southeastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, in what the authorities called a “terrorist attack.” ----- Two senior Turkish officials told Reuters they have received evidence saying…
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Ukraine: 100 More US Military Humvees Arrive in Odessa – US Ambassador

WTF NEWS The delivery of 100 HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) military vehicles, also known as Humvees, was made Saturday in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa. The information was largely sourced from the US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt. "Another 100 humvees for #Ukraine delivered to #Odesa this…
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Islamic Fake: Pentagon Report Shows US “Created” ISIS As A “Tool” To Overthrow Syria’s President Assad

ZERO HEDGE From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world's stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world's terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that…
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Report: Israel strikes Syrian military bases, Hezbollah targets near Syria-Lebanon border

Haaretz According to the report, the airstrikes targeted the bases of strategic missile brigades 155 and 65 in Qalamoun, near the Syria-Lebanon border. The Israeli Air Force attacked Syrian army bases where Hezbollah stored long-range missiles late Friday night, according to an Al Jazeera report. According to the report, the…
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Crucified: Ukraine’s US-backed Azov Nazis nail pro-Russia fighter to cross, burned alive (VIDEO)

| WTF News | The United States has lost the moral high ground in the Ukraine proxy war with its funding and support of neo-Nazi soldiers. Shocking video has been uploaded to Youtube showing members of the Ukrainian army's neo-Nazi Azov battalion executing a pro-Russia separatist fighter in brutal fashion.…
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Syria military claims they shot down US drone amid new reports of chemical weapons attacks

| WTF News | Syria's SANA news agency reported government forces have shot down a suspected United States drone over northwestern area of the country, between Latakia and the Turkish border. The United States admitted it lost contact with an unarmed Predator drone over Syria on Tuesday however Pentagon officials…
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US To Send Drones, Humvees To Ukraine, Boost Sanctions As Russia May “Deploy Nuclear Weapons In Crimea”

Zero Hedge So much for the second Minsk ceasefire. A few hours ago, the US returned to its strategy of escalating Russian "costs" when it placed sanctions on eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank, warning that recent attacks by rebels armed by Russia violated a European-brokered ceasefire in the…
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Boko Haram leader now supports ISIS, Sudan President claims both are CIA, Mossad creations

| WTF News | An audio message reportedly from Nigeria's Boko Haram claims the group has pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to a tweet published Saturday on the group's suspended Twitter account. The recording features a man claiming to be…
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